A Day At The Shore

        The following photographs are of Perkins Cove, Ogunquit Me. one of the most picturesque of shoreline locations. I will personally attest to the quality of the food, the fishing and the quaint ambiance oh, and the fantastic scenery of the Marginal Way (a scenic walk along the shoreline). If you are ever in southern Maine, I highly recommend a visit to Perkins Cove.

    It is only 68 degrees here in the Boston area and a day at the shore is just a wish and a prayer right now, but it’s coming!



A Day At The Shore

A Day At The Shore

A Day At The Shore

Old wooden boats

tied to old wooden pilings

as a breeze wafts in

from the sea.

Seagulls hover and squawk

as the fishing boats dock

always seeking a meal

that is free.

That aroma unique

to the waterfront scene

awakens all the senses

of yore.

With fish on the fry

and not a cloud in the sky

you are blessed with a day

at the shore.


Jack Downing

May 2016

A view from the deck of Barnacle Billy's

A view from the deck at Barancle Billy’s

Need any more incentive?

Need any more incentive?

Great day of fishing aboard the Bunny Clarke

Great day of fishing aboard the Bunny Clark

This one is a picture of my son-in-law Gregg (l) and yours truly on our way back in to shore after a fantastic day of fishing out of Perkins Cove.


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12 Responses to A Day At The Shore

  1. loopyloo305 says:

    I always wanted to learn to sail, love boating of any kind!

  2. Sailing on peaceful waters!

  3. Oh, I would love this place, based on your images and words. Lovely. Simply lovely.

  4. Only about 80-85 miles north of Boston Audrey, put it on your to-do list. You would indeed love it.

    • Next trip…when there’s more time to explore.

      • You won’t regret visiting Perkins Cove. In fact, the entire town of Ogunquit is “quaint” to say the least, it is an “artsy” type place (if you get my drift) and though I haven’t been there (Ogunquit) very often I will recommend the “The Front Porch” for dinner and entertainment in a most “unique” (at least for us) atmosphere. But, get there early as they open at 5 pm and the piano bar fills quickly.. My daughter and son-in-law took my wife and I there twice and the food was excellent and like I said the atmosphere is “fun”..

  5. Beth Ann says:

    Beautiful. Both your words and your pictures. Thanks for sharing.

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